Customs officer Mehti is a man full of love for his country who returns to his desert village with a government order under his arm. He sets up a new border post smack dab in the middle of his hometownm, making many of the patriotic village folk, including his best friend, instant foreigners. Matters are complicated when he learns that his son is deeply in love with his best friend's daughter and plans to elope -- causing Mehti to have to choose bewteen his love for his determined son and his sense of patriotic duty.
Released in United States October 1999
Shown at Istanbul International Film Festival (national competiton) April 17 - May 2, 1999. Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (World Cinema) August 27 - September 6, 1999.
Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.
Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.)